Kehlani Readies New Mixtape

Kehlani is back in mixtape mode.

In between preparing for motherhood, the pregnant singer is ready to deliver a new mixtape. “finished a tape,” she wrote on Instagram on Wednesday (Nov. 7).

During an Instagram Live session, she revealed more details about the project, which will precede her next album. “I’m clearly going through a very serious journey that is influencing my music, so the music that is going to come before that is fun and nice, so I’m excited for that,” she said.

The 23-year-old described the direction as “more grown” and “honest.” “I’m not making no more pop songs on you hoes. I’m over it,” added Kehlani. “You’re not getting any pop records from me, and if you do, just know it wasn’t my fault.”

Prior to releasing her debut SweetSexySavage last year, Kehlani dropped two mixtapes, 2014’s Cloud 19 and 2015’s You Should Be Here. “I feel like I was a little girl when I made those projects,” she said. “They won’t be following the pattern of the album. I felt that I made a lot of music trying to get the attention of the people I was with…I was 18 years old, 19 years old, didn’t know what was what.”

In addition to birthing new music, Kehlani is five months pregnant with her first child, a baby girl. She shared the exciting news with her fans last month. “i’m so so so happy. the highest blessing one could receive,” said Kehlani. “i love you already, mama.”

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